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Accident: 839423 - Employee Killed By Falling Conveyor Chute

Accident: 839423 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 12/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10299823412/28/19923321Gunite Corporation
Employee #1 and another maintenance worker were removing a conveyor hopper and chute from a conveyor system used to deliver sand to molding units. The hopper was secured by hand winches at the mounting handles on either side. The employees cut bolts and welds with a cutting torch. Employee #1 crawled beneath the chute to cut the last weld. The weight of the unsupported hopper and chute broke the handles where the winches had been attached. When the last weld was cut, the hopper and chute, which were partially filled with sand, fell onto Employee #1. He suffered fatal head injuries.
Keywords: head, maintenance, hoisting mechanism, work rules, equipment failure, conveyor, struck by, concussion, falling object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102998234 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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